microbial ecology


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microbial ecology

[mīkrō′bē·əl]
the branch of biology that deals with the interaction of microorganisms with their environment.
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I can take this knowledge with me everywhere whether when I get a job in the environmental field or when I pursue a masters in a field related to microbial ecology or bioinformatics," she says.
Considering the close correlation between rumen microbial ecology and its enzymatic functions according to the other ruminal livestock (Krause et al.
The lab aims to develop a better understanding of microbial ecology.
The detailed mechanics of the quorum-sensing system described by Hill and colleagues "are of immense interest to researchers in far-reaching fields, including biotechnology, medicine, microbial ecology, microbial communication, and biofilm formation," says Alison Buchan, an associate professor of microbiology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
These "microbial shields" are lost during chronic sinusitis, she said, and restoring the natural microbial ecology may be a way of mitigating this common condition.
The discipline or quantitative microbial ecology has also gained increasing importance for food safety management, particularly as modern processing methods operate more often closer to microbial death, survival and growth boundaries and therefore require more precise models.
The value of quantitative microscopy in studies of microbial ecology can be increased even further when used in conjunction with computer-assisted image analysis.
I, microbiologist; a discovery-based course in microbial ecology and molecular evolution.
To gain a better understanding of the microbial ecology of dreissenids and their potential influence on disease ecology in the Great Lakes basin, it is necessary to identify taxonomically associated bacteria beyond the class level.
We thank the numerous students who have helped develop this exercise over the last 4 years--in particular, the students enrolled in the aquatic biology, microbial ecology, and microbiology courses offered at DePaul University.
This is the first report of a culture independent analysis of intestinal microbial ecology of an amphibian and will establish a baseline for future research.
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